5 Books Considered the “Best Nmap Books Ever Written”

Nmap (Network Mapper) is a security scanner, originally written by Gordon Lyon used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus building a “map” of the network.

Typical uses of Nmap:

  • Auditing the security of a device or firewall by identifying the network connections which can be made to, or through it.
  • Identifying open ports on a target host in preparation for auditing.
  • Network inventory, network mapping, maintenance and asset management.
  • Auditing the security of a network by identifying new servers.
  • Generating traffic to hosts on a network, response analysis and response time measurement.
  • Finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in a network.

It’s an irony that in the digital world paper books are still held in incredibly high regard. Many have opinions but getting into print carries prestige. Here are the top 5 books to read this year for #Nmap lovers.

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1. Nmap in the Enterprise: Your Guide to Network Scanning

Author – Angela Orebaugh and Becky Pinkard
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Price – $18.45 to $56.89

2. Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook

Author – Paulino Calderón Pale
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Price – $18.90 to $44.99

3. Nmap Essentials

Author – David Shaw
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Price – $14.00 to $24.99

4. Nmap Network Scanning: The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning

Author – Gordon Fyodor Lyon
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Price – $37.73

5. Nmap 6 Cookbook: The Fat Free Guide to Network Security Scanning

Author – Nicholas Marsh
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Price – $19.98

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